Striated Cobalt Discus

Striated Cobalt Discus

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Vividly patterned, these disc-shaped beauties range exhibit a rich blue palette that shimmers in water and light. Reaching up to 10-inches, their pattern is eye-catching. These distinctive, varied striations feature both straight and thick markings beneath the many rippled and finer pattern lines. This creates a stunning, textured appearance that adds to an attractive sheen that glistens from head to trunk to tail. The tail fin itself is nearly translucent, and has a feathered quality which also contributes to the delicate loveliness of the striated cobalt discus.

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8 reviews for Striated Cobalt Discus

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    Shaunna G., Springfield, MA (Verified Customer) October 20, 2022
    October 23, 2022
    They all came in alive! I did not know to quarantine them so I hope they'll do okay! Only one of them looked dead for a while but after I put him in h...More

    They all came in alive! I did not know to quarantine them so I hope they'll do okay! Only one of them looked dead for a while but after I put him in he eventually got up and started swimming.

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    Andree P., Covington, LA (Verified Customer) March 3, 2022
    March 20, 2022

    All 16 came in healthy and swimming around! They even rushed to the front of the qt tank! I love them all!! Thank you so much!

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    Tara M., Webster, NY (Verified Customer) September 30, 2021
    October 10, 2021
    Hi Michael, it's Tara M - I spoke to you earlier today. Here's a couple pics of the first three discus I purchased from you. They are doing really wel...More

    Hi Michael, it's Tara M - I spoke to you earlier today. Here's a couple pics of the first three discus I purchased from you. They are doing really well - we love them!

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    Michael G., Chalfont, PA (Verified Customer) August 21, 2021
    September 21, 2021
    They all seem to be doing well. Guessing the one just has two dots on his tail. Fish are absolutely gorgeous and so much savings compared to my local ...More

    They all seem to be doing well. Guessing the one just has two dots on his tail. Fish are absolutely gorgeous and so much savings compared to my local fish store.

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    Ray C., Anaheim, CA (Verified Customer) April 23, 2021
    May 3, 2021
    Hello Michael, very sorry for being skeptical about your delivery and business service. Discus arrived safely about 7:45 PST, packed well and introduc...More

    Hello Michael, very sorry for being skeptical about your delivery and business service. Discus arrived safely about 7:45 PST, packed well and introduced into my 80 gallon all discus tank ranging from 3" to 5" mainly cobalt blue and yellow. After years of experience my water condition is close to perfect, I have the best heater possible and a very oversized filtering system. I'll turn 80 this year and both salt and fresh water tanks have always been my dream. Thank you again and I will continue to use your service, Ray. Also, thank you be always being very responsive to my emails. I don't own a cell phone but my wife might be able to send you a picture.

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    Blake H., Cozad, NE (Verified Customer) March 11, 2021
    April 12, 2021
    I was a little disappointed with the customer service at times but once I received my fish you guys have been very helpful. I am not sure if the fish ...More

    I was a little disappointed with the customer service at times but once I received my fish you guys have been very helpful. I am not sure if the fish were sick because of the shipping process or what happened but half of my fish look like they will recover. Thank you! From Michael: Blake, please get in touch with me regarding what you felt was disappointing about the service. I'm sorry you feel this way, and I will be sure to correct it.

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    Shelly D., Cumming NY (Verified Customer) March 10, 2021
    March 29, 2021
    My Striated Cobalt Discus is the most beautiful shade of blue. He is bigger than what I paid for and I am very happy with him.
    Michael went above and...More

    My Striated Cobalt Discus is the most beautiful shade of blue. He is bigger than what I paid for and I am very happy with him.



    Michael went above and beyond making sure I was happy with my purchase. He answered questions promptly and gave me bigger Discus than what I paid for. The 11 discus that I have are beautiful and eating great.

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    Dean D., Lincoln, NE (Verified Customer) February 28, 2021
    March 8, 2021
    The two Striated Cobalt Discus are doing fine, although they look like my two Blue Diamonds.  But they are still juveniles and it will be interesting ...More

    The two Striated Cobalt Discus are doing fine, although they look like my two Blue Diamonds.  But they are still juveniles and it will be interesting to see how they develop. I'm happy with them and my tank is now complete.  They arrived Tuesday afternoon in great condition... I also ordered plants for another of my tanks and as of now, Thursday afternoon, I'm still waiting on them.  Hopefully tomorrow the plants will arrive. They look great. You did pick a couple of nice ones. I was happy to see that when I opened the box.  Basically the same size as their new tankmates, which is what I was hoping for. One is eating already and the other is taking his time adjusting but looks fine Here are a few pics of the two new Cobalts, and a couple of my Blue Diamonds, basically the same size....

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Category Rating
Care Level: Moderate, see our Learning Center for comprehensive care.
Temperament: Peaceful
Color Form: Huge variety available
Lifespan: 15-25 Years
Adult Size: 8-12 inches
Diet: Omnivorous
Family: Cichlidae
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
Tank Set-Up: Bare-bottom, or Intermediate
Compatibility: Often compatible



Natural Habitat for Discus

Discus are found in floodplain lakes and flooded forests of the lowland Amazon River basin and some of its tributaries, including the Rio Negro.  These areas experience extreme changes in water level due to seasonal flooding.  Discus tend to congregate near fallen trees, known as “galhadas”, along the shore.  They prefer quiet water, and are rarely found in areas where there is strong current or wave action.

Discus Water Requirements

Discus prefer warm, soft, acidic water.  pH should be between 6.0 and 7.0, with hardness between 1° and 4° dKH (18 to 70 ppm).  Temperature should be kept between 82° and 89° F. Water conditions for both wild and hybrid discus are the same. While captive bred discus can be kept in dechlorinated tap water  reverse osmosis or deionized water supplemented will ensure the the best conditions. Discus require pristine water quality, and depending on the filtration system being used, a weekly or bi-weekly water change of 10% to 25% is highly recommended. Don’t forget to treat tap water with conditioner before refilling your aquarium!  

Housing Requirements for Discus

Discus grow to be quite large, and full sized discus will require an aquarium of 50 gallons or larger when they reach adult size.  Tall aquariums are best, to accommodate their body shape.  Current should be gentle, and décor if used at all should include large broadleaf plants and driftwood that is arranged vertically to simulate downed branches and trees.  A few floating plants can also be added to provide shaded areas and cover. Substrate should be fine to medium grade and smooth surfaced, as discus like to forage along the bottom for food.

Discus Behavior/Compatibility

Discus are generally calm, peaceful fish, but as cichlids they can be aggressive toward one another, especially when attempting to pair off and spawn.  Shy or submissive fish should be removed if they are unable to compete. Most serious hobbyists do not mix their discus with too many other species. However, suitable aquarium mates include cardinal tetras, neons, emperor and rummy nose tetras, as well as clown loaches and dwarf cichlids such as rams and Apistogramma species. All of these fish tolerate the high temperatures and low pH/hardness required by discus.  

What do Discus Eat?

In nature discus eat a considerable amount of plant material and detritus, but also forage along the bottom looking for worms and small crustaceans.  They are omnivores and will thrive on freeze dried black worms, beefheart, frozen blood worms, and a variety of pellet and flake food. Frozen and live foods may be fed as treats or to help induce spawning.  For best results, rotate their diet daily and feed only what they can consume in 2 to 3 minutes, once or twice a day.

Discus Breeding Level – Difficult

Captive bred discus will pair up and spawn relatively easily, but young, inexperienced parents may eat their eggs the first few times, particularly if other fish are present.  After hatching the young feed on heavy body mucus secreted by the parents for a few days until they begin to free-swim.  Parents will transfer the young back and forth several times a day.

Q: How are your stated fish measurements conducted?

A: All measurements are made from tip of nose to end of tail. Photographs are representative of the strain or variety, and not the exact specimens that will be shipped.

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